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Full text of "Flora Indica Vol-I"

FLORA INDIOA.                               HI
scentes. Flores parvi. S&pala ovata, acuta, strigoso-tomentosa. Petafa crasse co-
riacea, strigoso-pubescentia; exterior & sepalis duplo majora, rotundata, abrupte acu-
minata; interiora ext. fere duplo majora, i polL.longa, lotundata, acutiuscda.
Ovaria deuse strigosa. Torus fructus parvus. Carpetta 10 vel plura, pedicello viz
liueam longo suffdta, pisi magnitudiue, granulate, vix pnberula*
6. G. Corinti (Dun. Anon. 134); foliis ovatis vel oblongis rarius
lanceolatis lucidis coriaceis utrinque prseter costam puberulam glaber-
rimis, pedicellis axillaribus solitariis, petalis ovali-oblongis, carpellis
ovoideis granulosis strigoso-pubescentibus.—DC. Sy&t. i. 507, Prod. i.
94;' TF. et A. Prod. i. 10; WlgM> HI. t. 398. G. acutiflora, Wall.
Gat. 6438 ! (excl. JD).
HAB. In Zeyknia ! Malabar! Tanjor! et Courtalam !—(». «.)
Frutex (scandens, ex Wight) ramosus, foliosua, Eamuli cinerei vel nigricantes,
cortice rugoso glabro, juniores puberoli4 gemmse strigoso-tomentosse. Folia acn-
minata, basi acota vel rotunclata, 2-4 poll, longa, 1-2 lata, pet. 2 lin. longo, pellu-
cido-punctata, snpra1 atro-viridia, nervis obliquis, Ventflis conspicne reticnlatia, subtus
pallidiora; petiolo et costa utrinque pilia adpressis sparsis puberolis, demum gkbratis.
Pedicelti filiformes, 1-2-pollicaJres, strigoso-pnbescentes, basi et infra medium brac-
teola minata squamsefonni rarius foliosa muniti. S&pala rotundata, acutiuscuk, ex-
tus tomeutosa, Petala pubescentia; interiora paullo majora, -^ poll, longa. Ovaria
strigoso-pflosa. Torus fructus noa dilatatus. CarpeUa 5-15, fere \ poll longa,
pedicello sequilongo strigpso.
Apparently a very variable plant in form of leaf; but all the specimens before us
certainly belong to one species. Wight figures the fruit as globose, but in most of the
specimens before us it is a little ovoid. O-. sempervirens, Dunal, and G. acutifora,
Dunal, founded entirely on Kheede's figures (Hort. MaL v. t. 16,18), appear to us
to differ in no character of importance from 1.14 of the same volume, which is con-
sidered to represent G. Corinti, Dun. The shape of the petals varies from acute-to
obtuse, and the flowers vary a good deal in size. G, sempervirens is said by Bheede
to be common in Malabar, and O. acwtiflora to grow in mountainous places; and it
is not likely that no trace of these species (if distinct) should be found in. Dr. Wight's
extensive collections.- There can at least be no doubt that & acutiflora) which is
the only one of the three figured in flower, is only the flowering state of one of the
other two.
7» G. JenkinsU (H.f, et T.); foliis oblongo-lanceolatis utrinque
glaberrimis, pedicellis axillaribus plerumque solitariis, petalis (magms)
ovato-lanceolatis, carpellis oblongis pedicelktis.
HAB. Assam, Jenkins/ Silhet! Malacca, Griff'. 1—(v. v.)
Arbor (forsan scandens) ramosissima. Ramuli stricti, graciles, glabri, cortice ni-
gricante vel griseo ruguloso, juniores fusco-pubescentes. Folia, acuta vel acuminata,
basi rotundata vel acutiuscula, 4-7 poll, longa, li-fere 3 lata, petiolo f-polL, tenui-
tercoriacea, lucida, subtus pallida, nervis obliqras remotis parallelis, ventdis con-
spicue reticulatis. Pedieetti (ratins bini) ^-1 poll, longi, stricti, fblvo-tomentosi,
basi bracteolis 2-3 minntis.squanueformibns stipati, medio et prope apicem bractep-
lam rotundatam vel oblongam d^cidoam gerentes. Sepala ^ poll longa, ovalia^
extus tomentosa. Petala basi angustata, plana, tenuiter conacea, ext. 1}, int. li
poll, longa (% poU.kta) ; jnniora.cinereo-incana, demum puberula tantum. Ovaria
strigoso-pilosa. Torus fructus globosns, tomentosns. Caryella nnmerosa, oblouga,
apicolata, •t-pollicaria, pedicello seqnilongo, glabrftj minute granulos(L /
S. G. coffeoidea (Tkwaites, mss.); foliis lanceolatis vel objongo-
lanceolatis utrinque glaberrimis, pedicellis axillaribus -solitariis, petalis.